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Flexible Learning Environments, Alyssa Weslake Nov 2018

Flexible Learning Environments, Alyssa Weslake

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


The Word Made Flesh, Janice Tuuina Nov 2018

The Word Made Flesh, Janice Tuuina

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Becoming Collaborators: First Conference Brings Tertiary Teacher Educators Together, Brenton Stacey Nov 2018

Becoming Collaborators: First Conference Brings Tertiary Teacher Educators Together, Brenton Stacey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Teacher educators at Seventh-day Adventist tertiary institutions across the South Pacific will seek to collaborate on development and research after attending an inaugural conference


In What Story Are We Living?, Geoff Beech Nov 2018

In What Story Are We Living?, Geoff Beech

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Around ANZAC Day this year, some suggested that we, as Australians, probably should not try to date our identity from the Gallipoli campaign. No doubt these comments were treated as heresy by many celebrating on the day but they do raise an interesting argument surrounding the “Who am I?” question. One of the points being made is that we could hardly call ourselves fully Australian because of Gallipoli, when the original inhabitants have called the continent home for tens of thousands of years.


Character Reborn: A Philosophy Of Christian Education, Wilf Rieger Nov 2018

Character Reborn: A Philosophy Of Christian Education, Wilf Rieger

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This book makes a valuable contribution to Christian education. Avoiding the all-toofamiliar clichés found in some of the literature in this field, the author provides the reader with a rich tapestry of ideas and reflections, both philosophical and practical.


Developing Tenacity: Teaching Learners How To Persevere In The Face Of Difficulty, Deanna Pitchford Nov 2018

Developing Tenacity: Teaching Learners How To Persevere In The Face Of Difficulty, Deanna Pitchford

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”. Education, however, is not only about passing on skills and knowledge but also about developing character or, as the authors of Developing Tenacity, put it: developing capabilities or dispositions that will aid the learner not only at school but all through life.


Creative Vs. Copy, Kaye Judge Nov 2018

Creative Vs. Copy, Kaye Judge

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Watch Out For 'Jack', He's A Real Challenge, Bianca Maggs, Marion Shields Nov 2018

Watch Out For 'Jack', He's A Real Challenge, Bianca Maggs, Marion Shields

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is a cluster of conditions that are the result of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Children with FASD may have noticeable facial features as well as intellectual, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Providing a loving, structured and supervised learning environment has significant positive impacts on the development of a child with FASD. A teacher can assist a student with special needs in reaching their full potential, through establishing an effective individualized learning plan and building strong relationships with the child and guardian.


Mindset, Perseverance, And Learning, Alysia Ryan, Peter Beamish Nov 2018

Mindset, Perseverance, And Learning, Alysia Ryan, Peter Beamish

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

209 junior school students, ranging from year four to year six, and their nine teachers participated in this study that explored how the psychological factors of growth mindset: the belief in one’s ability to learn and succeed, selfcontrol: the ability to resist temptation and remain focused on a goal, and grit: applying passion and perseverance for long term goals, impact junior school students’ academic achievement. This study found that growth mindset, selfcontrol and grit can all play a part in helping students to achieve academically in primary schools. The two factors, grit and growth mindset were found to have ...


Are Christian Schools Really Christian? Perceptions Of Final Year Pre-Service Teachers In Australia, Beverly Christian, Peter Beamish Nov 2018

Are Christian Schools Really Christian? Perceptions Of Final Year Pre-Service Teachers In Australia, Beverly Christian, Peter Beamish

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Final year pre-service teachers at a private provider of Christian higher education were surveyed to discover their perceptions of the special character of a wide spectrum of Australian Christian faith-based schools. They each completed an eight week placement, spread over two sessions, in a Christian school. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected through open-ended written responses and a questionnaire. The results indicated that a special Christian character was visible to the preservice teachers, with evidence that Christian worldview alignments in the areas of school culture, relationships, service and discipleship in Christian schools is easier to identify than in the learning ...


Wellbeing Notebook: New Idea Or Old Wisdom?, Beverly Christian Nov 2018

Wellbeing Notebook: New Idea Or Old Wisdom?, Beverly Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

In a series of introductory classes on wellbeing in schools this year, my primary pre-service students and I looked at wellbeing from four different perspectives.


Relationships Effecting College Students’ Perception Of Family Influence Impacting Their Health And Lifestyle, Kayla J. Nicholas, Kayla M. Soptich, Amy Tyson, Graeme H. Perry, Samuel P. Abraham, Deborah R. Gillum Nov 2018

Relationships Effecting College Students’ Perception Of Family Influence Impacting Their Health And Lifestyle, Kayla J. Nicholas, Kayla M. Soptich, Amy Tyson, Graeme H. Perry, Samuel P. Abraham, Deborah R. Gillum

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The purpose of this cross-sectional, nonexperimental descriptive design study was to determine college students’ perception of family influence impacting their health and lifestyle. The sample included 120 college students in a faithbased institution and each student completed a Likert-type survey (4-point agreement scale) that investigated their perception of health, and the degree of influence peers and family had on their health. This second data analysis reports correlations between variables and group differences related to health perceptions and behaviours. The strongest correlation is between ‘family demonstration of positive health habits’ and ‘personal health practices being like my families’ (r = 0.671 ...


A Health Check Of Avondale's Distance Education Program: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going Next?, Jason Hinze, Maria T. Northcote, Peter W. Kilgour, Beverly Christian, David Bolton Nov 2018

A Health Check Of Avondale's Distance Education Program: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going Next?, Jason Hinze, Maria T. Northcote, Peter W. Kilgour, Beverly Christian, David Bolton

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Avondale College of Higher Education has been offering tertiary courses for over 120 years. In the past two decades, this institution has extended its programs to include distance courses for students who opt to study online or are not able to attend on-campus courses at Avondale’s Lake Macquarie and Sydney campuses. While all of the institutions courses are evaluated on a regular basis, no formal evaluation had ever been undertaken of the distance education program as a whole. During 2017, a mixed methods research project was conducted to gather evaluative data from recent and current distance students using questionnaires ...


Vogel Brothers: Big Hearts For Little People, Leanne Entermann Aug 2018

Vogel Brothers: Big Hearts For Little People, Leanne Entermann

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Nasa Sent Me To Space Camp: Alumnus Wins National Award For Mission To Make Science Fun, Brenton Stacey Aug 2018

Nasa Sent Me To Space Camp: Alumnus Wins National Award For Mission To Make Science Fun, Brenton Stacey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Independent Studies Endorse Superior Strategies For Teaching Reading And Spelling: Hilliard's Journey, Anne Charles, Terese Phillips, Angela Robertson, Kristy Baker, Damien Rabe Aug 2018

Independent Studies Endorse Superior Strategies For Teaching Reading And Spelling: Hilliard's Journey, Anne Charles, Terese Phillips, Angela Robertson, Kristy Baker, Damien Rabe

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Of the many educational outcomes to be achieved in the primary years of schooling, research demonstrates that learning to read is the most significant. The precise way in which the complex processes combine must be understood and demonstrated by teachers in order to identify their students’ needs and to teach most effectively. The activities initiated at Hilliard Christian School to enhance achievement of this goal are shared here to support others with the same aim.


A Shout Out About Teaching For Artistic Behaviour [Tab], Valerie Clark Aug 2018

A Shout Out About Teaching For Artistic Behaviour [Tab], Valerie Clark

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

I never, ever, thought I’d be that teacher—the

one you hear screaming at the kids in their class

from half a mile away—until I became one.

I’m not a shouter. At least I wasn’t a shouter

until, after over 20 years teaching in high

schools, I began working as a specialist art

teacher in a primary school.

How did I move from good behavioural

management strategies and a working pedagogy

in the high school art room to bored, noncompliant

behaviour in the primary school? How

did I find my way back from hating art classes ...


What Really Works In Special And Inclusive Education: Using Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies, Marion Shields Aug 2018

What Really Works In Special And Inclusive Education: Using Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies, Marion Shields

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Grow, Erin Entermann Aug 2018

Grow, Erin Entermann

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Editorial, Graeme Perry Aug 2018

Editorial, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Transforming Classroom Practice, Deb Cooper, Beverly Christian Aug 2018

Transforming Classroom Practice, Deb Cooper, Beverly Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

How can a school create a learning space that provides a retreat from the regular classroom and provides an environment where children can connect with learning and with God?


Traumatic Brain Injury: Informed Accommodation In The Classroom, Trent J. Martin, Stuart Campbell, Marion Shields Aug 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury: Informed Accommodation In The Classroom, Trent J. Martin, Stuart Campbell, Marion Shields

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This paper discusses traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the symptoms that affect a student emotionally, cognitively and socially after experiencing a TBI. Traumatic brain injuries can have a profoundly negative impact on a child’s ability to learn at school and interact with peers in social situations. Recent research shows how TBI affects brain function and the impacts that this can have on education. However, research also suggests effective strategies that teachers can use in their classroom when teaching a student who has experienced a TBI.


Successful, Yet Aspiring To Improve Student Outcomes?, Daniel Taylor Aug 2018

Successful, Yet Aspiring To Improve Student Outcomes?, Daniel Taylor

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Teaching Beyond Post-Modernism In A Digitalised Society, John Lewis Aug 2018

Teaching Beyond Post-Modernism In A Digitalised Society, John Lewis

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The rapid and exponential growth of the internet over the past 40 years has changed the nature of society. Indeed, at the end of the first two decades of the twenty-first century, the internet is our defining medium. This has implications for student learning and, consequently, teacher pedagogy.


Promoting Visible Learning Through Using Graphic Organisers, Sarah Hanley Aug 2018

Promoting Visible Learning Through Using Graphic Organisers, Sarah Hanley

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

“Your life as a teacher begins the day you realise

that you are always a learner”

Robert John Meeham

This quote has provoked much thought throughout

my eight years in the teaching profession. It has

stimulated my curiosity to try new initiatives in the

classroom and has challenged the way I view my

role as an educator. As a teacher at Gilson College,

I have been given the opportunity to participate

and reflect upon my teaching practices through

annual Action Research projects.


School Leadership Aspiration: Differences In Perception Of Drivers And Barriers Across Hierarchical Levels, Peter Williams, Peter Morey Aug 2018

School Leadership Aspiration: Differences In Perception Of Drivers And Barriers Across Hierarchical Levels, Peter Williams, Peter Morey

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This article discusses the leadership crisis

looming in schools. With fewer people aspiring

to take on school leadership, school education

systems must consider the drivers and barriers

of school leadership aspiration. This article

describes the perceptions of respondents

from three hierarchical levels within a faithbased

education system as to the factors

influencing their willingness or unwillingness

to consider school leadership positions. This

research explored survey data, both quantitative

and qualitative, relating to school leadership

aspirations and influences with regard to

applying for school leadership positions.

Five factors were found to influence the

unwillingness of respondents to consider school

leadership positions ...


College Students’ Perception Of Family Influence Impacting Their Health And Lifestyle, Kayla J. Nicholas, Kayla M. Soptich, Amy Tyson, Samuel P. Abraham, Graeme Perry, Deborah R. Gillum Aug 2018

College Students’ Perception Of Family Influence Impacting Their Health And Lifestyle, Kayla J. Nicholas, Kayla M. Soptich, Amy Tyson, Samuel P. Abraham, Graeme Perry, Deborah R. Gillum

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

Christian family life affects the entire family, including students once they leave home. The purpose of this study was to determine college students’ perception of the influence of family on health. This was a cross-sectional, non-experimental study with a descriptive design. The study included 120 college students in a faith-based institution. Each student completed a Likert-type survey that pertained to their perception of health, and the degree of influence peers and family have on their health. The data analysis showed that college students perceive family influence on stress, spiritual health, and peer association to be influenced by the family. The ...


Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence, Beverly Christian Aug 2018

Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence, Beverly Christian

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This dual authored book brings together the expertise and experience of educators Sharratt and Planche. Their work contains both theory and practical suggestions for school leaders who wish to maximise learning through creating a collaborative learning culture in their school. The authors recognise that plans and good intentions may not always lead to action and propose a logical and achievable pathway towards purposeful practice.


Valuing Early Career Teachers: Putting The Brakes On The Exodus, Marion Shields, Peter W. Kilgour Aug 2018

Valuing Early Career Teachers: Putting The Brakes On The Exodus, Marion Shields, Peter W. Kilgour

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

The attrition of early career teachers has been

identified as an international issue. This paper

reports on an Australian study that sought to

identify the lived experiences of beginning

teachers in one independent school system

in their first three years. Areas such as the

teacher’s job satisfaction and impacting factors

were addressed. Data revealed that the main

drivers for teachers terminating their teaching

career in the first few years are connected to

work/life balance, the level of support from

administration, the teacher’s mentor, and the

level and appropriateness of the professional

development they are permitted to attend.


Editorial, Graeme Perry Jan 2018

Editorial, Graeme Perry

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.